[ntp:questions] ntpd: time reset problem

David Lord snews at lordynet.org
Tue Sep 15 11:02:06 UTC 2009

Frank Elsner wrote:
> David Lord wrote:
>> Frank Elsner wrote:
>>> Steve Kostecke wrote:
>   [ ... ]
>>>> Do you have a driftfile line?
>>> Yes, this one:
>>>                  116.833
>> ?
>> I'll guess that's content of your drift file rather than
>> location specified in ntp.conf.
> ntp.conf:           driftfile /var/lib/ntp/drift
> /var/lib/ntp/drift: 116.803

I know you can now have above this but I've always tried
to adjust the kernel in some way to get below 10ppm. My
experience has been that ntpd doesn't behave well with
drifts > 50ppm and also large drifts take a long while
for offset to converge.

I didn't post after I'd seen you were useing a vm, but
now I see you confirmed you're not :-)


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